Friday, January 20, 2017

Off the Page with Martha

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with a very practical idea that I created using a 12"x12" decorated paper and 12"x12" clear acrylic frame by Deflecto.

My resolution this year is to stay organized and with this weekly planner I can visualize my activities or my projects along the week and keep the focus on these.


  • To create this I used a the dark side of the 49 Shades of Grey 101 Paper Collection.
  • I love this dark chalk look and I decided to cut the days of the week using the white side of the same paper.
  • I cut each letter using an alphabet die cut set and then I pasted these letters with a liquid glue on the left side of the sheet.
  • To decorate the right side I randomly stamped a branch of flowers with three different colors of PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • I used the colors Green Leaf, Pixie Pink and Lemon Sorbet of PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

As you notice in the photo, on dark papers the light colors of the chalk ink are more visible, but since I wanted to use this page inside of the acrylic 12"x12" frame, this stamping looks great because it won't compete with the information that I will write over the frame with an erasable marker.


Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products Used:
  • Alphabet Die Cuts - Thinlits
  • Big Shot
  • 12"x12" Deflecto Frame
  • Liquid Glue
  • Always Cherry Blossom by The Ton Stamp Set
Thank you so much for visiting us today and comeback soon for more inspiration! Martha Lucia
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fairy Tale Life with Rhonda

Happy Thursday to you!

It's Rhonda here today to share a page with you that I created featuring the 49 Shades of Grey collection and a few pieces of Laser cut chipboard.

Fairy Tale Apple Watch Scrapbook Page featuring 49 Shades of Grey designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel for Quick Quotes

I wanted to document one of my recent splurge purchases and remembered that I had some really great chipboard that would coordinate perfectly for this page. The clock was treated with a layer of white gesso and a bit of silver embossing powder applied to the wet gesso and heat set.

Fairy Tale Apple Watch Scrapbook Page featuring 49 Shades of Grey designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel for Quick Quotes

The gear chipboard from the Balloons 8x10 set was pressure embossed with a gear design embossing folder, then colored with Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink and let dry. Then lightly rubbed on the top with Coal Miner to accent the design.

Fairy Tale Apple Watch Scrapbook Page featuring 49 Shades of Grey designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel for Quick Quotes

I had a lot of fun using some embossing and chipboard to add texture and design interest to my page. What are your favorite ways to add texture and interest?

Quick Quotes Products:
49 Shades of Grey Collection: 100, 101102104105
49 Shades of Grey Chipboard
LaserCut Chipboard: Balloon 8x10, Clocks 8x10
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Coal Miner, Feather Gray

Other Products:
Embossing Folders
Drywall Tape
Date Stamp
Distress Stamps by BoBunny
Black Mist
Embossing Powder

Thanks so much for stopping on over!
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Best things in Life with Kathi

Good day crafty friends, Kathi here today to share a project I have made using Quick Quotes Winter Bliss Collection.

12 x 12 page featuring Winter Bliss. Using two pieces of 12 x 12 paper Winter Bliss100 and 101.

Using a balloon die as a template, bling was glued to the balloon. The balloon was placed next to the photo.

The butterfly was placed over three roses. A thin layer of glue was painted on the butterfly for the glitter to adhere to. The roses were placed over the layered paper.

White, fuchsia and blue roses were added underneath the stamped sentiment and meshed bling finished the layout both at the top and the bottom of the layout.

Quick Quotes Products:
Winter Bliss: 101 and 102

Other Products:
Sizzix Dies - Labels, Butterfly and Labels 2
Accu-Cut: Large Tag
Mesh Bling

Thanks for stopping by today.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

January Club Q with Alicia

Alicia here today with some inspiration and using pieces from the January Club Q. I created two one page layouts. My subject is a past Christmas celebration. 

I just loved the Winter Wonderland title included but since I didn't have snow pictures handy, I decided my white and silver Christmas tree photos would be pretty. I used the circle tab die cut pieces for frames with close ups of the tree.
2017 January Club Q Scrapbook Page designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes

2017 January Club Q Scrapbook Page designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes
For my second page I used the same background paper since these pages will be side by side in my album.  I also used the die cut snowflakes on both pages edging generously with Baja Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
2017 January Club Q Scrapbook Page designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes
I used the tags included on this layout, a perfect embellishment.

2017 January Club Q Scrapbook Page designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes
The one item I used that is not from this month's kit was the Families are Tied Together Half Page Vellum Strip.  I found the half page size strip fit on the banner die cut with a little trimming.

2017 January Club Q Scrapbook Page designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes

Quick Quotes Products:
I hope you have a great week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Design Team Announcement!

We are so excited to announce our 2017 Quick Quotes Design Team!

To say that we were blown away by the talent and the wonderful applications submitted for our design team search is an understatement. It took some time, but we have selected our team and feel very honored that they have accepted.

For those that may not have been accepted for the team this time, we want you to know that we reviewed every single application and project submitted. Thank you so much for sharing yourselves and your work with us, it is a pleasure meeting you!

Thank you for your love of our products and continued support of Quick Quotes. It's going to be a fantastic year!!!

2017 Quick Quotes Design Team

Rhonda Van Ginkel
(DT Coordinator)
We are so honored to welcome two new designers to the group, June Swart and LeeAnn McKinney! Thank you for accepting our invitation to join our team. A warm welcome back to all of our returning 2016 Design Team members!

Please take a moment to visit these talented ladies blogs and give them a friendly Quick Quotes welcome!

In conclusion, we want to graciously thank Gabriela Sims who is moving on for all of her beautiful work and contributions. We wish her our very best as she continues on to other crafting adventures.

Happy New Year!
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Enjoy the Journey with Susie

Hello and welcome! Susie hosting the blog today with a layout featuring the Earth Wind Fire Collection.

My great-nephew absolutely loves trains and I was tickled to get these pics of him (and his mom) taking a ride at a local amusement park. All aboard!

I started by choosing a very neutral background paper.  For the foreground, I took one sheet of Earth Wind Fire 101 and cut it at about 6.5".  With the red side up, I adhered it across the top of the page.

I took the remaining piece, flipped it over so the patterned side showed, and positioned it on the left side of the page.

I trimmed a banner out of the Cut Apart page and added it to create a strong horizontal line.

Here is a close up so you can see how I folded under the ends of the banner to shorten it and give it some dimension. I love dimension!

I used Barn Board PowderPuff Chalking Ink and a stencil to add a subtle detail before positioning my photos.

The perfect embellishment for a layout about trains is pretty much anything with gears! I heat embossed these chipboard pieces from Want2Scrap and mixed in some small metal gears from my stash.

The metallic platinum embossing powder and the Chrome Drops add just the right amount of shine!

Here is a close up of the embellishment cluster in the bottom left of the layout. In addition to the gears and Chrome Drops, I added a couple of tickets from the Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts. I used Khaki PowderPuff Chalk Ink on the tickets and along the outer edge of the entire page.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Earth Wind Fire 101, 106, 500
Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalking Inks - Barn Board, Khaki

Other Supplies:
Rebecca Baer Stencil - Steampunk Clock Face
Want2Scrap: Small Shiny Chrome Drops, Gear Corners, Gears
Sparkle N Sprinkle Platinum Embossing Powder
Sizzix Tim Holtz Adventure Thinlits
Metal Embellishments

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

January Club Q with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a couple of scrapbook pages using pieces from the Club Q January Kit by Quick Quotes. The pages go together and tell a story of Jeremy playing in the snow. He is only 2 years old so he hasn't played in the snow very much.

Designer Tip:
Use the negative from the snowflake die cut sheet, that comes in the kit, as a stencil. Use PowderPuff Chalk Ink for color.  Coconut white is a great looking color to use for the snowflake.          

Doing that technique also adds design and color to the solid turquoise papers in the Club Q Kit

The chipboard year is also colored with PowderPuff Chalk Ink. So easy and adds great coverage to the chipboard piece.

Quick Quotes Products:
Club Q January Kit
PowderPuff Chalk inks: Midnight Confessions, Caribbean Blue, Coconut White and Aqua.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hugs from Martha!

Hello crafty friends, so glad to have you here and share one more year with Quick Quotes and with you. Martha here hosting the blog today and I prepared a card to send you special hugs! Take a look at my card:


These are definitely my favorites colors for my cards... actually, every color is my favorite color but I us them by season and these are for winter. I decided to use Winter Bliss 101 to create the card and this coordinated perfectly with the PowderPuff Chalk Ink Pixie Pink and PowderPuff Chalk Ink Aqua.

First, to create the base of the card. I cut a doily in half and a piece of ribbon and and I pasted these two elements directly over the layer of Winter Bliss before pasting it over the card base.


Then I take two different embellishments from Want2Scrap. For the upper part I used the Beautiful Bling Borders by Nina called Brackett Beautiful Bloom from Want2Scrap and for the lower part I used a Couture Swirls by Nina Brackett White pearls also from Want2Scrap.

These embellishments are bigger, but they offer the opportunity to cut and create more cards or ornaments with them. For images I used a digital butterfly from Hero Arts that I printed and colored with PowderPuff Chalk Ink Aqua on the center and PowderPuff Chalk Ink Pixie Pink on the borders and then pasted between the embellishments and over the ribbon using a dimensional.

I also stamped a sentiment over a piece of white card stock using PowderPuff Chalk Ink Pixie Pink and pasted the message with dimensionals too.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products:
  • Beautiful Bling Border by Nina by Want2Scrap
  • Coutore Swirls by Nina Brackett White Pearls by Want2Scrap
  • Digital Butterfly Hero Arts
  • Ribbon, Snail Adhesive and Dimensional
Thank you so much for visit us today and comeback some for more inspiration!
Martha Lucia
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Cards Inspiration with Kathi

Welcome Quick Quotes friends and family, Kathi here to share with you today with you two beautiful cards, I used Quick Quotes "49 Shades of Grey".

Dream big with 49 Shades of Grey full view.

Dream big card is a 5.5" x 5.5" card card base is calypso coral with an olive green then layered with 49 Shades of Grey 105 embellished with an olive grosgrain ribbon with a large flower and two 49 Shades of Grey Die Cut Stickers. 

Happy Birthday is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card, the card base is an olive green layered with 49 Shades of Grey 101 and a small strip of paper with a flourish bling. The large flower was created by using 49 Shades of Grey 101 and 105.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
49 Shades of Grey: 101105
49 Shades of Grey Die Cut Stickers
2016 PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Barn Board
2016 PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Green Leaf

Thanks so much for stopping on over for a visit today!
~ Kathi
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Challenge 70 Winners

Sunday greetings to you!

We have the gift certificate winner and our top 3 projects to announce from Friday Challenge 70 - "Blue and Silver!" Thank you for playing along and sharing your inspiration with us! As always your projects were wonderful and we love to see what you create!
Congratulations and Happy Shopping to our randomly selected 
$25 Gift Certificate  winner*:

#1 Christy C!

"Top 3 Challenge Winners"
They win a Top 3 badge to display on their blog!
Congratulations to the Winners!!!
Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.
(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won. 
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)
Be sure to join us for our all new January challenge now - Anything Goes!
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